The Arlington style in Montana Oak
Trends use the lesser known name of Montana Oak for the kitchen cupboard and drawer
doors they supply, (shown in the photo here), but you will undoubtedly have heard of this
wood, even if under another name – Natural Oak, as it is often called. The Arlington doors
have a broad frame enclosing a recessed panel. This uncomplicated but effective style
became popular a few years ago with the popular Shaker style unit doors, and these
kitchen doors and drawers and replacement doors follow this mode, but have a wider
frame than is usual. This gives the doors a more solid and sturdy appearance, which
makes your kitchen look more expensive, and it adds another dimension to the personality
of the room.
As Montana Oak is the lightest of the oak doors you could use the four shades to work up
to a darker colour in a corner by adding a door that is Odessa Oak, then Lissa Oak,
followed by the darkest, Pippy Oak, and turning the corner blend back again to the
Montana. Obviously the reverse strategy would work too. It all depends on your kitchen,
the light available and the effect you desire.
Arlington doors are made in the United Kingdom using sustainable material and come with
a six year guarantee, so you need not feel guilty about buying them. These doors from the
Trends range can be made to your specifications, including made to measure doors and
drawers for any size units, using a horizontal grain in place of a vertical one and drilling
holes for hinges wherever you need them.